Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, along Highway 89, ten miles south of Tahoe City. With two miles of unspoiled lakefront, the park is an example of what the lake was like so many years ago. A dense forest of juniper, pine, fir, and aspen blankets the park's 2,000 acres.
The park has 175 campsites in General Creek Campground, which is on the inland side of Highway 89. One loop of the campground remains open year-round to camping. During the winter there are no showers, but other services are provided (weather permitting). There are 10 tent-only sites. The campground also includes 10 Group Sites. The popular campground is usually filled in the summer. For suggestions on obtaining a reservation, see Reservations Tips below.
Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Yes, coin operated
Attractions near Sugar Pine Point:
Visit the historic Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (Pine Lodge), Enjoy swimming, hiking, and fishing. Camp in the winter and set out cross-country skiing. Tour the Nature Center.
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.
Sugar Pine Point Group Campsites
Ten group campsites are located within the campground. Each site can accommodate between 9 and 10 people along with 10 vehicles. The sites have all the same amenities as the standard campsites in the park. Reservations are required.
Reservations from ReserveCalifornia: Sugar Pine Point State Park Group Campsite Reservations Fee: $165 per night
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.